Gold loans are secured loans where gold jewellery is used as collateral. You pledge your gold jewellery with the lender and get a loan. The loan amount is usually a percentage of the gold’s value. You can repay the loan through monthly instalments. After the repayment, you get back your gold jewellery. Nationalised banks, private banks, and other financial institutions offer these loans at affordable interest rates.
It is the entry fee charged by the gold ETF when an investor wants to invest in that mutual fund. The mutual fund calculates this charge as a percentage of the Net Asset Value (NAV). For instance, if NAV is Rs.20 and the specified entry load is 2%, the cost price per unit will be Rs. 20.4.